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  • Date Submitted: 09/01/2008 1:06 AM
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The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked nation in the Himalaya Mountains, sandwiched between India and the People's Republic of China in South Asia. Being only 47,000 sq km and a population of 2, 327, 849 people, it is regarded as a very small country both in the physical sense and the geographical sense. Due to it being landlocked, it is one of the most isolated and least developed nations in the world, but fortunately, Bhutan now maintains a strong economic and cultural link with its neighbour, India. Being under-developed means that Bhutan is not capable of supporting life in the 21st Century because it lacks the technology and knowledge that the rich countries sometimes take for granted.

The Millennium Summit was a meeting among several world leaders that took place from September 6 to September 8, 2000 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in order to discuss the role of the United Nations in the turn of the 21st century. This summit was the largest gathering of world leaders in history. At the Millennium Summit a general goal was reached, this was to eradicate world poverty. They reached this goal because it was the beginning of a new century, which to them symbolised a new beginning.189 member states of the United Nations agreed to help citizens in the world's poorest countries to achieve a better life by the year 2015. The 8 goals that the UN are trying to achieve are known as the Millenium Development Goals, these include:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
2. Achieve universal primary education.
3. Promote gender equality and empower women.
4. Reduce child mortality.
5. Improve maternal health.
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability.
8. Develop a global partnership for development

Out of the 199 representatives at the UN summit, Bhutan’ representative was Sangay Ngedup, who was the head of government at the time.

Though Bhutan is regarded as a third world country, this...